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Jeff Struve
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Observatory Relocation benefits…

Project Reference Letters:
o David Levy
o St. Ambrose University
o Jennifer Anderson
o Grant Harkness
o Dave Murcia
o Terri Wiese
o Roger/Kean – TBA
o Chris Like – TBA
o Ian Spangenberg – TBA
o Sheryl Kennedy – TBA

Initial implications:

1. QCAS – (Provide a more viable and attractive venue for private and public attendance)
a. Current structures in disrepair (JAS)
b. High utility bills will go away (JAS)
c. Inadequate parking (JAS)
d. No warming facility/class room (JAS)
e. No restrooms (JAS)
f. Inadequate room for expansion (JAS)
g. Will gain dedicated facilities maintenance department by joining with SAU (JAS)
h. Easier access and hard surfaced roads (JAS)
i. More likely for access to the internet (JAS)
j. Access to camping and lodging on site (JAS)
k. Will facilitate a higher level of guest speakers (JAS)
1. Better Horizon/Skyline (RCM)

2. SAU
a. A larger presence to the student body and public (JAS)
b. Will gain a dedicated group that specializes in maintaining astronomy gear (JAS)
c. Will gain added support to facilitate public outings (JAS)
d. Will facilitate a higher level of guest speakers (JAS)
e. Will become more secure due to the added activities that the club will bring (JAS)
f. Will be more likely to participate in national and international research (JAS)
3. WREEC
a. Added attraction as the observatory will be the largest in the area (JAS)
b. Added use of an expanded facility would allow more opportunity for WREEC guests to attend activities (JAS)
c. Provide a better and safer facility for outings (JAS)

4. Parks and Recreation
a. Added attraction as the observatory will be the largest in the area (JAS)
b. Provide a better and safer facility for outings (JAS)

5. County
a. Added attraction as the observatory will be the largest in the area (JAS)
b. Provide a better and safer facility for outings (JAS)

6. Public
a. Schools
i. Provide a better and safer facility for outings (JAS)
ii. Provide a meeting place for their club (JAS)
iii. Grow STEM (JAS)

b. Scouts
i. Provide a better and safer facility for outings (JAS)
ii. Provide a meeting place for their club (JAS)
iii. Grow STEM (JAS)

c. General
i. Provide a better and safer facility for outings (JAS)
ii. Provide a meeting place for their club (JAS)
iii. Grow STEM (JAS)
iv. Be able to hold events even when the weather is poor (JAS)
v. Provide astronomy related notifications to the general public (JAS)

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 10 months ago by Jeff Struve.
  • This reply was modified 4 years, 10 months ago by Jeff Struve.
  • This reply was modified 4 years, 9 months ago by Jeff Struve.